The tide was in, but the wind was blowing a gale. The pier was kept firmly locked, for fear of someone being blown off, I presume. The only place left to take photos was from the beach. The sand was blowing everywhere, the tide was right up to the sea defences, so there was barely room to plant a tripod. The wind was whipping up the usual white tops on the shallow sea. I set up the tripod and tried a few long exposure shots, whilst holding onto tripod and camera with both hands! I think this 20 second exposure gives just enough impression of movement in the sea to be effective.